This area contains relevant information for persons coming to Ireland or returning to Ireland from other countries and also information for people leaving Ireland.
It is important to be aware that if you leave Ireland to live and/or work in another country, you may be entitled to receive social security benefits in the country you are moving to.
As a European Union (EU) citizen, you have the right to live and work in any other EU country. If you are an EU national or a dependant of such a national and you meet the requirements of the EU Directives on free movement of workers, you may not, in general, be refused permission to land in another EU country. You may require a valid identity card or passport.
People who want to come to Ireland need to know if they are entitled to live here and what they can do when they come here.